Summit County homeowners sue local officials over short-term rental regulations

By Robert Tann, The Summit Daily

Summit County homeowners filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, Aug. 14, to halt new regulations on short-term rental properties in unincorporated parts of the county.

The lawsuit alleges the Summit Board of County Commissioners imposed “successively more severe, wide-ranging, misguided and unlawful regulations” when they voted to implement caps on short-term rental licenses and limits on bookings earlier this year.

For decades, short-term rentals “have been a fixture across Summit County and have supported the county’s economy,” the lawsuit states.

It claims the new regulations treat county homeowners differently, threaten their livelihoods and violate a number of property rights under the United States Constitution and Colorado state law.


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